Home Invasion, East Preston

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Help police locate three suspects in home invasion

October 3, 2019, East Preston, Nova Scotia…Police are asking for public help to locate three suspects in an East Preston home invasion that happened yesterday afternoon on Lower Partridge Rd.

At approximately 12:15 p.m., a youth answered a knock at the door. The man who had knocked asked whether a specific person was in the home. When the youth answered no, the man forced his way through door and was followed by two other men, who were both carrying firearms. The suspects went through the home and left with jewelry. The youth was not injured.

There is a description available for the suspect that knocked at the door. He is described as a 5-foot-7 black male with a lighter complexion. He was wearing dark clothing and had a beard. It is believed the suspects left in a car but a description of the vehicle is not available.

Police do not believe this was a random act.

The investigation is ongoing and is being led by the General Investigation Section of the RCMP-HRP Integrated Criminal Investigation Division.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the RCMP at 1-800-803-RCMP or 902-490-5020. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App.